Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm PST
: the land nato liberated from moammar gadhafi is now home to multiple training camps for potential terrorists. >> islamist militants sympathetic to al qaeda have established safe havens in several parts of libya. >> reporter: benghazi, where americans were targeted and four killed is just one of the strongholds, but the camps are spread throughout the country. libyan officials tell cnn terrorism analyst paul cro crookshank. >> amongst those numbers are people with direct alexandres to al qaeda. >> three training camps in the desert near the algerian border. that's only 30 miles from the gas complex that's still under siege. a u.s. official tells cnn the militants who seized american hostages likely crossed that border to carry out their attack. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve. >> reporter: president obama called the limited operation in libya is recipe for the future. >> not single u.s. troop was on the ground. >> reporter: but that lightfoot print left room for others to step in. ayman al zawahiri, al qaeda's leader in 2011, dispatched a top li
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
beginning to recuperate at this nato base. they were beaten, tied up and saw their colleagues executed. the survivors are shocked and shaken. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: they witnessed horrifying scenes and had to walk past their dead colleagues' bodies. and one foreigner was used as bait to lure his co-workers out before being shot. steven mcfall had his mouth taped and had to wear explosives strapped to his chest. others like mark grant hid for more than 80 hours and survived by scrambling up on the roof or locked themselves inside their rooms. >> we barricaded together in one of the offices, we lock the door and we put a desk on the door. we did a barricade. >> reporter: when they finally got out, joy and relief. >> when the guys who picked us up, the rescue guys were wonderful. we were like long lost friends. >> reporter: one survivor's family says they have been through hell this week. his son says he was up all night crying. when he heard his father was alive, it was the best news he'd ever heard. dan? >> nick schifrin, thank you. bianna, over to you. >> terrifying week.
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
and interest in mali. i think we should support them to the extent we can. they're one of our nato allies and they have been a friend of ours. but we have to keep our eye on the places. i don't think it will require american soldiers on the ground, but we have to realize that al qaeda has been badly diminished. let's not overlook the success we have had. but it doesn't mean it's gone away. and it doesn't mean that every al qaeda cell is getting ready to attack the united states of america. they're doing other things in the region as well. so be vigilant. help our friends. i don't think there's a need for a commitment of american troops. >> mr. secretary, thank you so much for being with us. as we watch this live shot of the entrance to the west wing of the white house where we're expecting the president and the first lady to come out any moment now to go to the limousine and take the trip of 1.6 miles to the capital for his second inauguration. mr. secretary, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >>> john dickerson, our cbs 23450us -- news political director is down there on the national